This lipstick comes in the standard MAC bullet packaging. I still prefer square lipsticks - I had to chase this around again to photograph it! I very nearly used blue tac to make it stay still...
Diva is a dark burgundy with a matte finish. As always with MAC lipsticks, it's super pigmented and opaque in a couple of swipes of the tube. I'd like to take a moment now to say that my lip swatch on this post is absolutely useless. My camera wouldn't pick up the colour of the lipstick, and unfortunately the colour shown here isn't very accurate and is nowhere near as nice as the actual colour of the lipstick. The majority of my pictures came out bright orange. It was very frustrating!
|See what I mean? This makes it look really drying too. It isn't.|
I really love the colour of this lipstick. It's exactly what I searching for. It isn't too light and it isn't too dark either, it's the perfect balance that I was looking for, and definfitely my new favourite red in my collection.
The staying power of this lipstick is fantastic, and also my reason for buying it. This survived a meal and drinks the other week, and didn't need to be reapplied until the evening (and that was because it had become patchy, not because it had faded). I haven't had any issues with it fading whatsoever.
I really love this lipstick, and I see me getting a lot of use out of it. I'm very glad that I went with this one in the end!
This lipstick costs £14.00 from MAC or Debenhams.
What's your favourite red lipstick? Do you have this one or Media? If you have Media, how do you think it compares? Is it still worth looking at?
Disclosure: I bought this lipstick myself.